Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a technique to treat surface spider veins by injecting a tiny volume of irritant into the vein, ultimately causing it to close up over time. Sclerotherapy for spider veins is a simple and quick procedure that is performed right in our office at Oceana Vein Specialists. At Oceana Vein Specialists we use Polidocanol solution for spider vein sclerotherapy. Our regular price is $575 per session of spider vein sclerotherapy. Each session is 30-45 minutes long and Dr. Isadore will inject all areas of concern. Typically, spider veins require multiple rounds of treatment for optimal results. At your initial consultation Dr. Isadore will create a treatment plan and an estimate of the number of sessions that would be required for optimal results.
How is the Procedure Performed?
A tiny needle is used to inject a small volume of irritant solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to close down. Over time, the body will absorb the treated vein and it will disappear and lighten in color. Most patients only describe mild discomfort during the procedure.
What Can I Expect After Sclerotherapy?
Directly after injection the area may be red and irritated, which is a normal outcome and usually subsides within the first week. Over time, the veins will respond to treatment and begin to disappear and lighten in color. Generally, normal activities can be resumed immediately following sclerotherapy. Compression stockings must be worn after sclerotherapy for about 5-7 days to enhance vein closure and to reduce discoloration. You can bring your own medical (30-40 grade) compression stockings or purchase a pair from us, stocking price is $40-$50 depending on style.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Sclerotherapy is a tiered treatment approach and typically multiple treatment sessions spread out over several months are required, depending on the extent of disease. The full benefit of sclerotherapy may not be realized until 4-5 weeks after injection, at which point the determination will be made if additional sessions are needed. There is a set limit on the volume of irritant that can be injected in one session, requiring up to 3-5 sessions to fully treat the legs.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
Sclerotherapy for surface spider veins is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, and is thus typically not covered by insurance. Patients are charged per sessions of spider vein sclerotherapy, and all areas of concern will be injected at each sessions. Dr. Adam Isadore will create a comprehensive treatment package in order to fully address your cosmetic concerns.